Burning Books

For over two thousand years, book burners have set ablaze millions of books
condemned as either religiously heretical, blasphemous, immoral, obscene,
politically subversive or seditious. The book burning rituals have taken a variety
of forms ...

Author: Haig A. Bosmajian

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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"This work provides a detailed account of book burning worldwide over the past 2000 years. The book burners are identified, along with the works they deliberately set aflame"--Provided by publisher.

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries

In many modern social conflicts, deep- seated strife has led both sides to commit
extreme acts of violence, and just as often, the bloodletting has been
accompanied by the destruction of books. D'Anglas's sentiment in expressing the
reaches of ...

Author: Rebecca Knuth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275990079

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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In her previous book Libricide, Knuth focused on book destruction by authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Chinese Communists in Tibet. But authoritarian governments are not the only perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book. Whether the product of passion or of a cool-headed decision to use ideas to rationalize excess, the decimation of the world's libraries has occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern to the library community, educators, human rights and civil rights activists, and caring citizens.

Burning Books

an uncommon metaphor – not for nothing were the books proscribed in early
modern England and France burned by the Common Hangman. Simply put, book
burning is as old as books, and yet, books are improbably difficult to burn.

Author: M. Fishburn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230583665

Category: History

Page: 221

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This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It explores how embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.

Burning the Books

... Edward 69 burning books see fire Bury St Edmunds Abbey library 59 Bush,
President George W. 189, 193 Cadwalladr, Carole 211 Cairo genizah 119–20
fragments in Bodleian 120 Callimachi, Rukmini 194–5 Cambridge Analytica 210
–11 ...

Author: Richard Ovenden

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674241206

Category: History

Page: 320

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Libraries preserve the knowledge and ideas on which rights depend; no wonder they are so often attacked. Richard Ovenden tells the history of this deliberate destruction of knowledge--from library burnings to digital attacks and contemporary underfunding--and makes a passionate plea for the importance of these threatened institutions.

Books for Burning

Editor's Introduction: Books for Burning The original Italian title of the volume you
are now reading is I libri del rogo, which we have translated as Books for Burning
. The Italian publisher, Castelvecchi, chose that title to highlight the fact that the ...

Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844670341

Category: History

Page: 299

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Subversive political writings by the acclaimed author of Empire.

Books Burn Badly

19 August 1936 The books were burning badly. One of them stirred in the nearest
bonfire and Hercules thought he saw it suddenly fan out its fresh pollack's red
gills. An incandescent piece came off another and rolled like a neon sea urchin ...

Author: Manuel Rivas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409089490

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruña and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation. Out of this incident during the early months of Spain's tragic civil war, Manuel Rivas weaves a colourful tapestry of stories and unforgettable characters to create a panorama of twentieth-century Spanish history. For it is not only the lives of Hercules the boxer and his friends that are tainted by the unending conflict, but also those of a young washerwoman who sees souls in the clouded river water and the stammering son of a judge who uncovers his father's hidden library. As the singed pages fly away on the breeze, their stories live on in the minds of their readers.

Books Condemned to be Burnt

We can hardly wonder at our ancestors burning books when we recollect their
readiness to burn one another . It was not till the year 1790 that women ceased to
be liable to be burnt alive for high or for petit treason , and Blackstone found ...

Author: James Anson Farrer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011923144

Category: Book burning

Page: 206

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Limited to the history of book fires in England.

The Theory of the Earth The two last books Concerning the burning of the world and Concerning the new heavens and new earth

However , the Earth will not be burnt in one day , and those parts of the Earth
being uninhabited , there is no inconvenience that they Thould be more slowly
consum'd than the rest . This is a general answer to the difficulty propos'd about
the ...

Author: Thomas Burnet

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435021813191

Category: Cosmology

Page:

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Eden Burning

Violence, political upheaval and clandestine love all occur in the Eden that is the Caribbean island of St. Felice.

Author: Belva Plain

Publisher:

ISBN: 0440024129

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 451

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Violence, political upheaval and clandestine love all occur in the Eden that is the Caribbean island of St. Felice.

Burning Book

A Visual History of Burning Man Jessica Bruder. something more to them. When
Jim's son, Alden, first came along in 2003, he fell in love with a woman named
Amber from Salt Lake City on the very first night. The two were riding around on
the ...

Author: Jessica Bruder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416928249

Category: Art

Page: 350

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Jessica Bruderis a reporter for theOregonian.Her writing has also appeared in theNew York Times,theWashington Post,and theNew York Observer.She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Burning Love Sweeter Version

The Hell Yeah! Series continues with Burning Love (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version Book 6 – Cajun Style) Beau's passion burns hot for Harley Montoya.

Author: Sable Hunter

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494266474

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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The Hell Yeah! Series continues with Burning Love (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version Book 6 – Cajun Style) Beau's passion burns hot for Harley Montoya. When he discovers that the woman who has enflamed his libido is the girl he fell in love with so long ago in a runaway shelter, he is overcome with joy. But Harley - or Nada as he knew her - has been burned by tragedy. They both live lives full of adventure. He builds custom weaponry and owns a reptile preserve, and she is an EOD expert - Harley defuses bombs for a living. But nothing is more explosive than the love they share. Beau is determined to show Harley that he is worthy of her trust and that he is willing to protect her from anything that would cause her harm. But Harley has a mad-man on her trail and she can›t walk away from her responsibilities. Bombs, alligators, haunted plantations and Louisiana lore spice up their life, and danger and ghosts from their past threatens to tear them apart - but nothing can put out the white-hot flames of their Burning Love. **Content Warning: This version of the Hell Yeah! Series is LESS explicit than the Erotic Version that is also available. If you'd like more explicit version look for the Hell Yeah! Series. Same Book but with the graphic sexual content.

The Burning of Rome

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 0559661177

Category: History

Page: 356

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Burning World

How far would one man go to protect mankind from tyranny? This thoughtful and suspenseful novel of the far future answers that question. Algis Budrys was the Hugo and Nebula award nominated author of Rogue Moon and Michaelmas.

Author: Algis Budrys

Publisher:

ISBN: 1515445003

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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How far would one man go to protect mankind from tyranny? This thoughtful and suspenseful novel of the far future answers that question. Algis Budrys was the Hugo and Nebula award nominated author of Rogue Moon and Michaelmas.

Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary

The most symbolically powerful mode of book destruction in the premodern
period, as more recently, seemsto have been burning, with book immolation
closely related to heterodoxy.1 In 1410 Wycliffite books were publicly burned at
Oxford's ...

Author: G. Partington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137367662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This rich and varied collection of essays by scholars and interviews with artists approaches the fraught topic of book destruction from a new angle, setting out an alternative history of the cutting, burning, pulping, defacing and tearing of books from the medieval period to our own age.

The Burning of Schenectady and Other Poems

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: Alfred Billings Street

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 0559519559

Category: History

Page: 112

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Books

Burning. books. 'Lauren? It's Richard. I've got a plan. We're going to burn the
books.' 'What?' 'We're going to go to London and burn the books.' 'But why?' '
Because I've decided, that's why. Well, you helped me decide as it goes. It came
to me ...

Author: Charlie Hill

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659804

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Two holidaymakers die of a mysterious condition while on holiday in Corfu, piquing neurologist Lauren Furrows's interest. She investigates, finding help in the unlikely form of Richard Anger: independent bookshop owner, avant garde (unpublished) short story writer and borderline alcoholic. Together they discover the killer: best-selling author Gary Sayles and his insipid novels. Will they be able to stop him before millions die? Wildly humorous, this is a book that will challenge and play with your brain, wryly.